Brachynopus scutellaris

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Taxonavigation: Staphylinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Staphyliniformia
Superfamilia: Staphylinoidea

Familia: Staphylinidae
Subfamilia: Scaphidiinae
Tribus: Scaphisomatini
Genus: Brachynopus
Species: Brachynopus scutellaris


Brachynopus scutellaris (Redtenbacher, [1868]; Scaphisoma) [comb. Löbl & Leschen (2003: 23)]

Lectotype, designated by Löbl & Leschen (2003: 24): NHMW. Paralectotypes: none.

Type locality: New Zealand.


Holotype: BMNH. paratypes: none.

Type locality: New Zealand.

Lectotype, designated by Löbl & Leschen (2003: 24): BMNH

Type locality: Taieri, Otago, South Island, New Zealand.


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